The credit report represents history on all accounts. When you pay off or close a collection account, the collection company updates the account to reflect the new payment status of the account. However, closing or paying off an account does not cause it to be removed immediately from your report. Accounts that are paid stay on your credit report for seven years. Settling an account for less than the full balance owed is still considered negative because you did not repay the entire debt as agreed under the original contract.
If there is a history of late payments, the account will be updated to show that it is settled and will remain in your credit report for seven years from the date the account first became delinquent and was never again current. That date is called the original delinquency date. Paying off collection accounts does not always mean that your credit score will improve as the account itself still remains on your credit report as a negative account, still damaging your credit score. This can still prevent you from being able to get approved for new credit.
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